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Which gqf?

I have the 1202 cabinet and the hova bator 2362E styrofoam. It's a really good price at www.cutlersupply.com. It's held up really well for me over the past 2 years. I actually just fired it back up an hour ago since I have eggs to lockdown tomorrow smile.png
Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

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Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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I like the capacity of the hova-bator and the one's from incubatorwarehouse comes with a flat turner that roles them, doesn't need to be removed for lockdown. But...pretty cheap material for the price. Wish I just bought their kit and built my own.
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Has anyone heard from @meltel? Are you getting better????
@Fire Ant Farm@Pensmaster Are you guys doing better?
@MotorcycleChick I hope you were able to settle and slept well.
@Beer can@kwhites634 fl.gif. Sending wishes of big deer to come your way.
@chicken hawk 33That is a beautiful egg.
@Akrnaf2 I hope your visit went well.
@Sally Sunshine Missing you. I hope to hear a funny story from you on my you might be a red neck if... thread.
I had one more "episode" but slept an extra hour. Thank you for caring! hugs.gif

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

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COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT, CHAOS18

POISON CONTROL, MELTEL

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I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7

COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT, CHAOS18

POISON CONTROL, MELTEL

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Has anyone heard from @meltel? Are you getting better????
@Fire Ant Farm@Pensmaster Are you guys doing better?
@MotorcycleChick I hope you were able to settle and slept well.
@Beer can@kwhites634 fl.gif. Sending wishes of big deer to come your way.
@chicken hawk 33That is a beautiful egg.
@Akrnaf2 I hope your visit went well.
@Sally Sunshine Missing you. I hope to hear a funny story from you on my you might be a red neck if... thread.

Dax, Sally said to remind her when she has data again and sheI might be a redneck when she drinks her titos from a quart mason jar, and she hung her Xmas wreath on the door with duct tape.

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Dax, Sally said to remind her when she has data again and sheI might be a redneck when she drinks her titos from a quart mason jar, and she hung her Xmas wreath on the door with duct tape.
Thanks Mike. How are you?
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Dax, Sally said to remind her when she has data again and sheI might be a redneck when she drinks her titos from a quart mason jar, and she hung her Xmas wreath on the door with duct tape.
Thanks Mike. How are you?

I'm doing ok. 

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Good news!! Georgia is standing this AM instead of sitting down & sleeping, and she's gotten more chatty. ya.gif

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@Fire Ant Farm been below zero here snow blowin like crazy, my naked necks doing great, but I guess they're probably used to it by now, I'm not...
Warm now 26* :-)

Well, I just came in to take a break - my face is red and I'm sweating in my tank top. My chickens are sitting in the shade and one is standing in the water pan to cool her feet. It's almost 80 with strong sun (I think I got a sunburn).

 

 

 

What was I working on, you ask? Well, it's supposed to go down to the mid to upper 20s tonight with 26 mph winds. :ep Yup - it looks like it will drop over 50F in less than 12 hours. So I needed to shelter the Naked Necks (@Beer can, I think they aren't remotely used to the cold, it's been so warm here, and I want to keep the direct wind off of them regardless - they insist on roosting in the open). This is just meant to keep the direct breeze off of them.

 

 

 

 

I also moved all tender potted plants and trees (a lot) inside, and all the citrus trees to the porch (they should be ok with the radiant heat near the house). 

 

 

 

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Thanks - glad you've had a safe day.

 

 

 

I am tempted to put the dark egg on the left in the 'bator with the others - it's a 60g pullet egg. Just because it's pretty. Anyone try incubating marans eggs with regular eggs? How bad of an idea is it?

 

- Ant Farm


I thought those were tomatoes at first, haha! Pretty eggs.

:lau Thanks!

 

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Pros and cons to Brinsea incubators. Anyone.

I have the Octagon 20 with the automatic humidity pump. Pros - as others have said, set it and forget it, extremely stable - like a rock, automatic pump controls humidity very well, the slow auto-turning also works well. Cons - like any other incubator, you need to calibrate it (regardless of what the manufacturer says in the paperwork). A bit of a pain to hatch in, and hard to clean - these two things together have me incubating in it and hatching in another incubator, which works well. 

 

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Has anyone heard from @meltel? Are you getting better????
@Fire Ant Farm@Pensmaster Are you guys doing better?
@MotorcycleChick I hope you were able to settle and slept well.
@Beer can@kwhites634 fl.gif. Sending wishes of big deer to come your way.
@chicken hawk 33That is a beautiful egg.
@Akrnaf2 I hope your visit went well.
@Sally Sunshine Missing you. I hope to hear a funny story from you on my you might be a red neck if... thread.

Thanks Dax - yes, I am indeed doing better. 

 

And on that note, I need to head back out for more chores, and to cover the tender stuff in the garden. I've only got another few hours before the temp starts dropping and the wind starts to blow hard...

 

- Ant Farm 


Edited by Fire Ant Farm - 12/17/16 at 2:16pm
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Chick ID Hatch Wt - Ounces11/23 (@2 days) Wk 1  11/28 % Change  Wk 2    12/7 % Change W1 % Change Hatch Wk 3      12/13 % Change W2 % Change Hatch
Blue Band 1.58 2.58 63.29% 4.85 87.98% 206.96% 7.2 48.45% 355.70%
Green Band 1.35 2.15 59.26% 4 86.05% 196.30% 6.37 59.25% 371.85%
Purple Band 1.44 2.13 47.92% 2.52 18.31% 75.00% 4 58.73% 177.78%
Orange Band 1.27 2.62 106.30% 5.4 106.11% 325.20% 8.64 60.00% 580.31%
Pink Band 1.49 2.59 73.83% 4.59 77.22% 208.05% 6.74 46.84% 352.35%
Yellow band 1.17 1.7 45.30% 2.63 54.71% 124.79% 4 52.09% 241.88%

 

 

Here are the totals for the 3rd week.

I am surprised that Purple hasn't been doing as great as I had thought, last week seemed to struggle only gaining 18% but it was better this week at 58%. 

Yellow is still growing steady but still very small! Someone suggested might be banty but the only banty I have is a Silkie but I made sure not to incubate any of her eggs..... But we do have some Hamburg hens a silver and a gold maybe it came from one of them, but its all black.

 

Oh I remember what I wanted to ask, could it have been something to do with the incubation process that stunts their growth? I ask because my friend incubated with her incubator and after looking here and reading, I noticed that perhaps her humidity was too high, thats why only 7 of 19 hatched successful!~


Edited by FaerieChicken - 12/17/16 at 2:53pm

Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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Originally Posted by daxigait View Post

Has anyone heard from @meltel? Are you getting better????
@Fire Ant Farm@Pensmaster Are you guys doing better?
@MotorcycleChick I hope you were able to settle and slept well.
@Beer can@kwhites634 fl.gif. Sending wishes of big deer to come your way.
@chicken hawk 33That is a beautiful egg.
@Akrnaf2 I hope your visit went well.
@Sally Sunshine Missing you. I hope to hear a funny story from you on my you might be a red neck if... thread.
thanks
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Them darn hawks we lost a chicken the other day and he just went swoop down and attacked my neighbors
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